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"In second and third grades I would go over to Polly's house after school and we would play Barbie Crime Scene. Polly liked it because she got to dress Barbie and Ken and Skipper up in the right outfits for whatever scenario we were doing - like beachwear for "Tropical Paradise Turns into a Bloodbath" or party clothes for "Massacre at a Charity Ball." We would pose them like crime victims and leave "evidence" around, and then the Spice Girls and My Little Pony would come and figure out what happened...."
While vacationing in Las Vegas with her family, wannabe-teen-sleuth Jasmine stumbles onto a fast-moving, over-the-top, not-entirely-believable, frequently-second-guessed* murder mystery. The clues are gathered, the suspects are suspected, and the Cute Guy just might** be a Good Guy!
Jasmine just wants to make sure everyone understands this: all the trouble that results from her investigations is entirely the cat's fault.
Here at last is a funny, quirky, hip and hilarious mystery. Be prepared to laugh out loud at the antics of Jasmine and her smart, talented, and very loyal friends as they try to solve the mystery. No sexual situations (Jasmine deserves a kiss, if only her friends will leave her alone with Jack for a few minutes!), no cussing, and the violence is worthy of a Disney movie. Recommended for readers who like to laugh, ages 12 and up.
* by Jasmine, her friends, and lots of other people, via frequent footnotes to the text ** what if he's a Bad Guy? And worse: what if he saw Jasmine's Kermit the Frog Underwear while she was dancing?!?! Ohmygawd!!!